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Thread: Quantum 500 singer electonic sewing machine

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    Hi, all. I have been reading all the posts for a good long while. Never wrote before. My issue is my wonderful new sewing machine. I splurged and bought this, hoping it would fill all my quilting and sewing needs. It has over 400 stitches, and for the most part if just great. The problem is how many needles I keep breaking and bending. Any time I sew over a seam or thick place, I am done until I change the needle. It is a very sensitve machine, won't sew if there the needle isn't perfect. I am thinking the problem is probably with me, not understanding the challenge of electronic sewing. Anyone else have a similar experience? Old quilter from WV

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    Welcome from Ohio!

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    I think I would ask the sales representative where I bought the machine! Could be you need to use larger needles, but sounds like there is something else you need to know.

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    Hi. And thanks for your ideas. I have tried larger, and smaller needles, less tension, etc. It has no problems with straight stitches but when I go to all the fancy stuff, which is what I love, then I ruin needles.

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    I'm assuming you are using the right foot. I have a bad habit of changing stitches but forgetting the correct foot!!

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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D
    I would advise talking to the dealer too. Sewing over multiple seams with quilting cottons should not make you break needles like this.

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    i had a singer quilting foot and everytime i went over thick fabric i keep breaking the needles, i got dh to take a fine drill bit and made a bigger hole in the foot, trouble cured

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    This may be a bit crazy...but....did you have an old machine that you had to "help" by guiding the fabric thru with your hands in front of the stitching and in back??? In other words, gently pulling?
    I have a bit of experience with that. When we get a new modern electronic machine, we don't break our old habits and the new machine doesn't like it.
    If this isn't the case....great...
    If this helps...GREAT!

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    Hello from New York and does your machine have a extra speed control ? Not just foot pedal, possible sew slower to see if that helps or has a possible glitch in machine?

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!

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